Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | January 17, 2012

One word can make all the difference

Words are everywhere.  They describe us. They define us.  God created the world with three of them, “Let there be…”  Without words, how would we communicate with others?  Debbie Macomber, in her book “One Perfect Word”, shares how she began choosing one word to focus on throughout the year and the journey it has led her on.  She discovered that when she decided to choose one word for the year that God took part in that choosing.

Using her journal, she shares her experiences over the past 20 years with the words she has chosen and shares her thoughts and prayers.  She has been able to look back and see how that word was perfect for what she was going through and growing toward.  She was also able to look back and see how only God could have chosen that word for her.


Over the past several years, I have read blogs by others who have done the same thing choosing words such as “intentional,”  “purpose,” and “passion.”  Some have even chosen words like “organized” and “focus.”  The main ingredient to choose your word to focus on is prayer and listening to God’s Words.  “One Perfect Word” is an incredible reminder of our journey with God and a look into His wisdom and love for us.  Not only has He chosen us to live in relationship with Him, He has also chosen our path.

Macomber shares her heart and opens up about the difficulties in her life and how one perfect word from the Father changed her life in ways she never thought possible even before she could realize it.  Spending a year with one Word perfectly chosen will teach you about yourself and God Himself.

This year I have chosen “perseverance”.  I would love to hear what word you are going to focus on this year.  Please leave me a comment and let me know.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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